Jun 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

French - BA

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The French major provides two concentrations:

  1. French Literature  
  2. French Language and Civilization - BA   

Teacher Education Pathway

Students planning to teach this subject in grades 7-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List  for information about their programs that lead to the recomendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.

Study Abroad

All study abroad programs are open to students from Hunter College and other accredited institutions. Majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs (see adviser for GPA requirements).

Qualified students can apply for financial aid and STOCS grants.

The New York/Paris Exchange Program is open to students who wish to study a semester or a year at a French university in Paris. For the requirements and more details, contact Professor J. Przybos at (212) 772-5097. French in France is offered during June, July and August at Pau and Bayonne.

Minor in French (15 credits)

a. French Literature and Culture

This course of study provides the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of French language beyond the basic language sequence and to introduce students to French Culture trans-historically, in ways that could usefully complement a major in another field in the humanities, where a broad knowledge of French history or culture could be useful (for instance in the Arts).

c. French Culture and Literature in Translation

This course of study provides the opportunity to students with no knowledge of the French language to be introduced to French Culture & Literature. This minor offers an interesting complement or context to studies in other fields (such as history, philosophy, political theory or women’s studies) that have benefited, historically, from French influences. 



Students qualified to graduate with departmental honors must take an honors course or equivalent approved by the departmental advisers. Departmental honors will be conferred upon a recommendation from the appropriate departmental committee. Candidates must present a paper of at least 7,000 typewritten words in the language of specialization. Consult the department for further information.

Graduate Study

Qualified seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their discipline may be admitted to graduate level courses. Permission must be secured from the chair and then forwarded to the dean. Consult the graduate catalog for requirements and regulations.

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